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June 9, 2013 at 8:45 PM

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A furry sweet sight


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Susan Yerebeck fixes the hat on Lexi, a Labrador-pit bull mix, during the 14th annual Furry 5K at Seward Park in Seattle on Sunday. "She's the sweetest dog on this Earth," Yerebeck said about her dog. Around 2,600 people participated in the event -- about a 50 percent increase from last year, said Kara Main-Hester, manager of volunteer programs and fundraising. Proceeds benefit the Seattle Animal Shelter.

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Crowds walk in the 14th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park Sunday, June 9, 2013. Around 2,600 people participated in the event -- about a 50 percent increase from last year, said Kara Main-Hester, manager of volunteer programs and fundraising

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Dogs congregate to cool off after the 14th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park Sunday, June 9, 2013.

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Dogs of all sizes participate in 14th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park Sunday, June 9, 2013.

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Leanne Becker poses with her boxer Lola, 4, as Christina LaScala takes their photo at the 14th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park Sunday, June 9, 2013.

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LaVon Newby, of Gig Harbor, Wash., walks Shoby, a Lhasa Apso, during the 14th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park Sunday, June 9, 2013. Shoby was able to walk for about a mile of the race, but was not able to continue to due knee issues. Shoby has undergone multiple knee surgeries.

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Kerry Hall, left, and Sydney Hoxit-Gill participate in the 14th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park Sunday, June 9, 2013.

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Lori Bartz walks her nine-month-old poodles during the 14th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park Sunday, June 9, 2013. "I call them the silly sisters," she said.

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Caitlin Low, 3, left, and her mother Lori Low take photos of a Harlequin Great Dane during the 14th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park Sunday, June 9, 2013. It was the first time Caitlin participated in a race.

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Kelly Cheeseman's King Charles Spaniel jumps for a stick during a swim session at the 14th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park Sunday, June 9, 2013. "He thinks he's a golden lab," Cheeseman said. "He loves the water."

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Romy, an Irish Wolfhound, with white fur, walks with Jacki Rothenberg during the 14th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park Sunday, June 9, 2013. Rothenberg fostered Romy after she was abandoned at a boarding facility in Portland. "She's going to a new home today," Rothenberg said.

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Dogs of all sizes participate in 14th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park Sunday, June 9, 2013.

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